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Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City
15 January 2024
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I’m The Greatest is oft cited as the only post-Beatles track three Beatles played on, but doesn’t Yoko’s Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City qualify? John – guitar; George – sitar; Ringo – drums? 

 

Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City – YouTube

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I like it!  Nice exploration of vocal melodies. I wonder how much and which parts were created by John.

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I like it!  Nice exploration of vocal melodies. I wonder how much and which parts were created by John.

  

The only other people on the track are Klaus playing bass and Yoko ‘vocalising’, so the guitar work is all John’s.  

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I quite like that vocalizing Yoko is doing there.

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Old Soak said
I’m The Greatest is oft cited as the only post-Beatles track three Beatles played on, but doesn’t Yoko’s Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City qualify? John – guitar; George – sitar; Ringo – drums

  

Crazy, I’ve never thought very hard about the sitar loop (or tamboura loop?) on that track, or where it came from – I thought it might’ve simply been taken from the EMI sound effects library, along with the birdsong effects. Is there any confirmation that it’s George we’re hearing?

I mean, it could plausibly be George on the instrument, conceivably an outtake from the “Tomorrow Never Knows ” tracking session, or some other bit of a Beatle recording from the ’66-67 era. But I imagine that in 1970 John would’ve been reluctant to approach George to ask him to contribute to a recording of Yoko’s; and that George would’ve been equally reluctant to do so anyways. 

…and as long as I’m conjecturing here, who’s to say there wasn’t a spare tamboura (or ‘tanpura’?) lying around EMI in a closet, for John to pick up and pluck out the note or two for himself, just enough to make a tape loop? 

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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vonbontee said

Old Soak said

I’m The Greatest is oft cited as the only post-Beatles track three Beatles played on, but doesn’t Yoko’s Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City qualify? John – guitar; George – sitar; Ringo – drums? 

  

Crazy, I’ve never thought very hard about the sitar loop (or tamboura loop?) on that track, or where it came from – I thought it might’ve simply been taken from the EMI sound effects library, along with the birdsong effects. Is there any confirmation that it’s George we’re hearing?

I mean, it could plausibly be George on the instrument, conceivably an outtake from the “Tomorrow Never Knows ” tracking session, or some other bit of a Beatle recording from the ’66-67 era. But I imagine that in 1970 John would’ve been reluctant to approach George to ask him to contribute to a recording of Yoko’s; and that George would’ve been equally reluctant to do so anyways. 

  

Two sources cited in this Wikipedia article:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…..c_Ono_Band

 

It is a sample however.

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vonbonteeOld Soak said

Two sources cited in this Wikipedia article:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…..c_Ono_Band

 

It is a sample however.

  

Thanks, OS! Interesting…

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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